Sojourner Truth Academy Opens in NOLA

NPR has done an interview with my cousin, Channa Cook, whose charter school, the Sojourner Truth Academy, opens in New Orleans this month. It’s an amazing project… and a good listen.

Charter Schools Bloom In New Orleans

by Andrea Hsu

Listen Now [3 min 55 sec]

Channa Cook, principal of Sojourner Truth Academy, sits in a classroom at her school.

Channa Cook, principal of Sojourner Truth Academy, sits in a classroom at her school. The 28-year-old is among the educators fueling the boom of charter schools in New Orleans.

All Things Considered, August 14, 2008 · Since Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has become a laboratory of sorts for charter schools.

Seven new ones are opening this month — supported by millions of dollars in federal and private grants.

The funding draws educators like 28-year-old Channa Cook to New Orleans.

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